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How to be peaceful and happy? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #9

Synopsis: Good evening all of you. Guruji, I would like to know, you know, man is always craving for more and more. And not happy with all he gets. Of course, you just explained how happiness is an internal state of being. What would you tell the normal people as to how to get peace and happiness in their lives?

Synopsis: Good evening all of you. Guruji, I would like to know, you know, man...

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... is always craving for more and more. And not happy with all he gets. Of course, you just explained how happiness is an internal state of being. What would you tell the normal people as to how to get peace and happiness in their lives?

May 7, 2021

6:15

How to become ecstatic? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #8

Synopsis: At the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, near the samadhi of your wife is a photograph which sent shivers down my spine. The feelings are of sheer ecstasy in my interpretation. How does one achieve that level of ecstasy in life?

Synopsis: At the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, near the samadhi of your wife...

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... is a photograph which sent shivers down my spine. The feelings are of sheer ecstasy in my interpretation. How does one achieve that level of ecstasy in life?

May 7, 2021

6:43

What is samadhi? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #7

Synopsis: Your book ‘Mystics Musings’, which I read many years ago when I lost my younger brother. It was a great tragedy in the family and something that I was finding difficult to cope with. It gave me a great amount of courage and made me feel much better. Also it talked a lot about spirits, it talked a lot about life being a continuous process. In that, you write about...

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... when you and your wife, everybody was constructing the Dhyanalinga. And you talk about how a thread of life, grasp of life, something to that effect, became very fragile. When she could not hold onto it and she passed away. What exactly did you mean by that?

Synopsis: Your book ‘Mystics Musings’, which I read many years ago when I lost...

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... my younger brother. It was a great tragedy in the family and something that I was finding difficult to cope with. It gave me a great amount of courage and made me feel much better. Also it talked a lot about spirits, it talked a lot about life being a continuous process. In that, you write about when you and your wife, everybody was constructing the Dhyanalinga. And you talk about how a thread of life, grasp of life, something to that effect, became very fragile. When she could not hold onto it and she passed away. What exactly did you mean by that?

May 7, 2021

11:47

Rapid fire | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #6

Synopsis:

  1. Do you get angry?
  2. What's your shortcoming?
  3. Do you feel lonely?
  4. If you have to describe yourself in one word, what will that word be? Apart from mystic.

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  1. Do you get angry?
  2. What's your shortcoming?
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  4. Do you feel lonely?
  5. If you have to describe yourself in one word, what will that word be? Apart from mystic.

May 7, 2021

4:35

How to deal with the new generation? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #5

Synopsis: Information does not necessarily translate into knowledge. At all. And they always say this, that’s the way I am. I don’t see my grandfather, even at the age of 84, saying, that’s the way I am. So what is this ‘that’s the way I am’, ‘I’m bored’, ‘dude’, ‘cool’? I think that being bad is being cool. If you say, I’m a good man, he’s a boring...

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... man. Breaking news, after every 15 minutes, for millions of channels, is never about good things. It’s only about disaster, rape, swindling of money. We are marketing fear. We are becoming people who are constantly made to feel, suddenly in India also, that we are in a world which is not very, very peaceful, which is a dangerous world. We are becoming, pardon me saying this, like America, where we don’t look at somebody for a little longer. I was in America 2 years back. I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him the way to my hotel. Because in my hotel there was a mall. So I went into the mall and then I came out, I could not see my hotel. Because I must have got out from somewhere else. So I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him where my hotel is. He said, what are you staring at? I, being an actor, I said, am I staring at you sir? I’m sorry. I did not know I was staring at you. Poor fellow actually dropped me at my hotel. What my point is, how does one, in these times, retain an amount of innocence? A certain amount of sense of wonder. How does one do that?

Synopsis: Information does not necessarily translate into knowledge. At all. And...

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... they always say this, that’s the way I am. I don’t see my grandfather, even at the age of 84, saying, that’s the way I am. So what is this ‘that’s the way I am’, ‘I’m bored’, ‘dude’, ‘cool’? I think that being bad is being cool. If you say, I’m a good man, he’s a boring man. Breaking news, after every 15 minutes, for millions of channels, is never about good things. It’s only about disaster, rape, swindling of money. We are marketing fear. We are becoming people who are constantly made to feel, suddenly in India also, that we are in a world which is not very, very peaceful, which is a dangerous world. We are becoming, pardon me saying this, like America, where we don’t look at somebody for a little longer. I was in America 2 years back. I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him the way to my hotel. Because in my hotel there was a mall. So I went into the mall and then I came out, I could not see my hotel. Because I must have got out from somewhere else. So I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him where my hotel is. He said, what are you staring at? I, being an actor, I said, am I staring at you sir? I’m sorry. I did not know I was staring at you. Poor fellow actually dropped me at my hotel. What my point is, how does one, in these times, retain an amount of innocence? A certain amount of sense of wonder. How does one do that?

May 7, 2021

6:56

Can spirituality help get rid of corruption? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #4

Synopsis: I feel very proud to be an Indian. And I’m sure a lot of people feel. But corruption bothers me. And I’m sure you also spoke about it. Do you think spirituality can help get rid of corruption to some extent?

Synopsis: I feel very proud to be an Indian. And I’m sure a lot of people feel....

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... But corruption bothers me. And I’m sure you also spoke about it. Do you think spirituality can help get rid of corruption to some extent?

May 7, 2021

10:45

Sadhguru, why do people believe in you? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #3

Synopsis: I have performed in this auditorium, it’s never been so full. So there has to be something in their belief in you which makes them look up at you. Why do they trust you? Why do they believe in you so much?

Synopsis: I have performed in this auditorium, it’s never been so full. So there...

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... has to be something in their belief in you which makes them look up at you. Why do they trust you? Why do they believe in you so much?

May 7, 2021

4:10

Sadhguru, do you believe in god? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #2

Synopsis: Do you believe that there’s a god?

Synopsis: Do you believe that there’s a god?


May 7, 2021

4:53

Is the world going to end? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #1

Synopsis: Intriguing people make these great prophecies about the world coming to an end, etcetera. Will the world come to an end in 2012?

Synopsis: Intriguing people make these great prophecies about the world coming...

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... to an end, etcetera. Will the world come to an end in 2012?

May 7, 2021

1:21

Is it ethical to use animals for testing? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #9

Synopsis: Hi, my name is Poorti. I am in my final year of biotechnology and listening to your talk, I have many questions. But for now I will just want to ask one. From what I’ve studied, from what I’ve read, biotechnology is here today because of animals such as mice and microorganisms such as bacteria. But do you think that it is ethical to use these organisms, which help...

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... us so much, and kill them? We are here today thanks to them. Thanks to those small creatures. And testing on those, we are here today. But is it an ethical thing to do?

Synopsis: Hi, my name is Poorti. I am in my final year of biotechnology and listening...

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... to your talk, I have many questions. But for now I will just want to ask one. From what I’ve studied, from what I’ve read, biotechnology is here today because of animals such as mice and microorganisms such as bacteria. But do you think that it is ethical to use these organisms, which help us so much, and kill them? We are here today thanks to them. Thanks to those small creatures. And testing on those, we are here today. But is it an ethical thing to do?

May 6, 2021

6:14

Is technology bringing discontentment? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #8

Synopsis: You talked about technology and we know that technology, of course, also raises aspirations. And I remember, we grew up at a time when we didn’t have phones, we didn't have televisions. We were very content with small things. We drove around in an ambassador car, we were lucky if we had a landline. And if we aspired for a telephone and we got a landline after three...

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... years, we were very happy and content. If we got a premium padmini after the ambassador, we were very content. But today things are so different. It’s a great transformation that we’re seeing in our country. You know, you can choose any model you want of cars, smartphones. And yet, we see that technology and aspirations are almost proportionate to discontentment. Do you feel it is true?

Synopsis: You talked about technology and we know that technology, of course, also...

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... raises aspirations. And I remember, we grew up at a time when we didn’t have phones, we didn't have televisions. We were very content with small things. We drove around in an ambassador car, we were lucky if we had a landline. And if we aspired for a telephone and we got a landline after three years, we were very happy and content. If we got a premium padmini after the ambassador, we were very content. But today things are so different. It’s a great transformation that we’re seeing in our country. You know, you can choose any model you want of cars, smartphones. And yet, we see that technology and aspirations are almost proportionate to discontentment. Do you feel it is true?

May 6, 2021

6:03

How do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #7

Synopsis: We’re all so bothered about the decay that we are seeing in the city. Everything is looking shabby, you know, we’re seeing debris all over the place, we’re seeing polluted lakes, we’re seeing a lot of problems in this city. And everything has to do with us. We can’t keep sort of asking the government to do everything. I mean, after all, if it’s Swachh Bharat...

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... which is what we’re all really, really committed to. We all sort of accepted the fact that by 2020 India must become a clean country, we must have zero open defecation. Everyone, I mean there’s no debate on that. And yet, three years later if you look at what actually we’re doing. We’re not changing our habits, we still keep chucking litter all over the place, we pollute our lakes. Nobody seems to have any civic sense in this country. So how do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? It’s very difficult. Many of us try to do it but we finally give up. You know, today we are taking pictures of people parking on footpaths, which shouldn’t happen. We’ve tried all kinds of things, we made apps, we send it here, send it there. At the end of the day you almost just give up. How do we deal with all these issues?

Synopsis: We’re all so bothered about the decay that we are seeing in the city....

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... Everything is looking shabby, you know, we’re seeing debris all over the place, we’re seeing polluted lakes, we’re seeing a lot of problems in this city. And everything has to do with us. We can’t keep sort of asking the government to do everything. I mean, after all, if it’s Swachh Bharat which is what we’re all really, really committed to. We all sort of accepted the fact that by 2020 India must become a clean country, we must have zero open defecation. Everyone, I mean there’s no debate on that. And yet, three years later if you look at what actually we’re doing. We’re not changing our habits, we still keep chucking litter all over the place, we pollute our lakes. Nobody seems to have any civic sense in this country. So how do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? It’s very difficult. Many of us try to do it but we finally give up. You know, today we are taking pictures of people parking on footpaths, which shouldn’t happen. We’ve tried all kinds of things, we made apps, we send it here, send it there. At the end of the day you almost just give up. How do we deal with all these issues?

May 6, 2021

8:31

Is gene editing good or bad? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #6

Synopsis: It’s about designer babies, okay? Now if you think about it, the whole thought of a designer baby is scary. But if you think about saying, okay, I can actually make sure that the same case that I talked about. That, you know, you are in this moral quandary about giving birth to a child with a genetic defect. But yet you can have, you know, gene editing technology to...

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... fix that genetic defect and actually give birth to a normal child. So there’s a good side of designer babies but there’s also a very scary side of designer babies because, like you said, human beings don’t necessarily know where to stop. And you might want to have these super humans with the highest IQ. You know this has been done in even Hitler’s time. They tried to develop these super humans. And through various experiments, nasty and horrific experiments. But it can also happen today. And whilst you need regulation against such things happening, you will still have people who will be able to do this, maybe some countries will say, why don’t we indulge in these kinds of technologies to create a super race in our country. How do you deal with this?

Synopsis: It’s about designer babies, okay? Now if you think about it, the whole...

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... thought of a designer baby is scary. But if you think about saying, okay, I can actually make sure that the same case that I talked about. That, you know, you are in this moral quandary about giving birth to a child with a genetic defect. But yet you can have, you know, gene editing technology to fix that genetic defect and actually give birth to a normal child. So there’s a good side of designer babies but there’s also a very scary side of designer babies because, like you said, human beings don’t necessarily know where to stop. And you might want to have these super humans with the highest IQ. You know this has been done in even Hitler’s time. They tried to develop these super humans. And through various experiments, nasty and horrific experiments. But it can also happen today. And whilst you need regulation against such things happening, you will still have people who will be able to do this, maybe some countries will say, why don’t we indulge in these kinds of technologies to create a super race in our country. How do you deal with this?

May 6, 2021

12:04

Are genetically modified crops good or bad? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #5

Synopsis: Look, we actually embrace bio-technology when it comes to saving lives, when it comes to genetically engineered drugs which are saving cancer patients and many, many other types of patients who are suffering from debilitating diseases. And yet we have this huge activism against genetically modified crops, which is also saving lives, by the way. Because there is enough...

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... data and evidence to show that genetically modified crops never killed people, but hunger and starvation has taken many, many lives. And today if we have solutions to actually feed the hungry, feed the starving and we know that genetically modified crops can actually do a lot for our kind of country because you can have drought resistant crops, you can have crops that grow in salient conditions and you know, the marvels of this technology are many. But people are not willing to have a scientific debate, people are not willing to look at data, people are not willing to look at evidence. They always want to look at long-term, absolutely guaranteed, safety of a new technology. How do we deal with this? I want your suggestions on how we deal with these kinds of questions.

Synopsis: Look, we actually embrace bio-technology when it comes to saving lives,...

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... when it comes to genetically engineered drugs which are saving cancer patients and many, many other types of patients who are suffering from debilitating diseases. And yet we have this huge activism against genetically modified crops, which is also saving lives, by the way. Because there is enough data and evidence to show that genetically modified crops never killed people, but hunger and starvation has taken many, many lives. And today if we have solutions to actually feed the hungry, feed the starving and we know that genetically modified crops can actually do a lot for our kind of country because you can have drought resistant crops, you can have crops that grow in salient conditions and you know, the marvels of this technology are many. But people are not willing to have a scientific debate, people are not willing to look at data, people are not willing to look at evidence. They always want to look at long-term, absolutely guaranteed, safety of a new technology. How do we deal with this? I want your suggestions on how we deal with these kinds of questions.

May 6, 2021

12:54

How to deal with moral dilemmas? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #4

Synopsis: Lot of people go through moral dilemmas. Like you said, you know, don’t do this, you must do that. You have all these commandments. And sometimes I feel certain moral dilemmas are really, really very difficult moral dilemmas. For example, you know you talked about genetics. And if you think about today, young couples who have pregnancy tests and find out that the child...

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... has a genetic defect. When they discover that the baby has a genetic defect, then they are in this moral dilemma. This is quite a serious dilemma which a lot of young couples grapple with. For instance, some couples say that should we bring this child into the world because it will suffer for the rest of its life? They feel selfish and say, we will suffer for the rest of our life if we bring this child with a genetic defect into this world. And others feel, no, this is god’s wish that this child should be born. Now obviously there is no right or wrong in this, taking this decision. A lot of this moral dilemma comes from this feeling that if we do this, it is wrong, if we do that, it is right. They’re going by moral tenets of society. How does one figure this out, this moral dilemma? What is your advice to such young couples?

Synopsis: Lot of people go through moral dilemmas. Like you said, you know, don’t...

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... do this, you must do that. You have all these commandments. And sometimes I feel certain moral dilemmas are really, really very difficult moral dilemmas. For example, you know you talked about genetics. And if you think about today, young couples who have pregnancy tests and find out that the child has a genetic defect. When they discover that the baby has a genetic defect, then they are in this moral dilemma. This is quite a serious dilemma which a lot of young couples grapple with. For instance, some couples say that should we bring this child into the world because it will suffer for the rest of its life? They feel selfish and say, we will suffer for the rest of our life if we bring this child with a genetic defect into this world. And others feel, no, this is god’s wish that this child should be born. Now obviously there is no right or wrong in this, taking this decision. A lot of this moral dilemma comes from this feeling that if we do this, it is wrong, if we do that, it is right. They’re going by moral tenets of society. How does one figure this out, this moral dilemma? What is your advice to such young couples?

May 6, 2021

13:38

Morality versus integrity | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #3

Synopsis: So now I want to move on to another question which I thought I would ask you. It is really about morality and integrity. Okay? I mean it sounds very serious and profound. But the reason I ask you about that is, very often, you know, I feel that we use morality and integrity as interchangeable and yet to me they’re not. To me morality is something that is a social tenet....

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... Where as integrity is something about yourself, it’s about the discovery of truth in yourself. So what are your words on morality and integrity?

Synopsis: So now I want to move on to another question which I thought I would...

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... ask you. It is really about morality and integrity. Okay? I mean it sounds very serious and profound. But the reason I ask you about that is, very often, you know, I feel that we use morality and integrity as interchangeable and yet to me they’re not. To me morality is something that is a social tenet. Where as integrity is something about yourself, it’s about the discovery of truth in yourself. So what are your words on morality and integrity?

May 6, 2021

11:38

Gender bias in society | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #2

Synopsis: You know, I want to raise a very important subject, which has always worried me a lot. And that is about the very, very serious gender-bias that we have in society, across the world but I want to focus on our own country. You know I just want to say that, let me tell you, as a woman, I’m very proud to be a woman in this country but, I think I know what this gender...

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... bias is about. Because right from the time I was born, I have seen this gender-bias in society. And I really want to discuss this with you Sadhguru ji because I really think it’s very important for me to, you know, understand from you about certain things that have always been of concern to me as a woman because I remember my mother telling me, when I was born, that my parents were overjoyed. My late grandmother, you know, that is my father’s mother, my late father’s mother, was deeply disappointed. The first child born in the family was a girl child. And my mother told me that she didn’t even come and visit me for a whole day. And yet, my grandmother, as I grew up, you know started respecting me and admiring me for some of the work I was doing. I remember when I came back from Australia, she looked up to me and she said, you know your father doesn’t have two sons and a daughter, he has three sons. So even in that, even though I was achieving so much, she saw that strength in me as being a male. As being a man in a, you know, woman’s body kind of thing. So I just feel this problem that we have in society is real. I mean, let’s not hide away from the fact, in Indian society, as much as we want to basically try and behave there is gender equity, there isn’t. There is a lot of gender bias. I know that we are a strange society. On one hand we, of course, revere goddesses as powerful goddesses. And yet we have wisdom and wealth as female gods. We have durga, kali as powerful iconic symbols. And yet, on earth, we don’t pay that same respect to women.

Synopsis: You know, I want to raise a very important subject, which has always...

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... worried me a lot. And that is about the very, very serious gender-bias that we have in society, across the world but I want to focus on our own country. You know I just want to say that, let me tell you, as a woman, I’m very proud to be a woman in this country but, I think I know what this gender bias is about. Because right from the time I was born, I have seen this gender-bias in society. And I really want to discuss this with you Sadhguru ji because I really think it’s very important for me to, you know, understand from you about certain things that have always been of concern to me as a woman because I remember my mother telling me, when I was born, that my parents were overjoyed. My late grandmother, you know, that is my father’s mother, my late father’s mother, was deeply disappointed. The first child born in the family was a girl child. And my mother told me that she didn’t even come and visit me for a whole day. And yet, my grandmother, as I grew up, you know started respecting me and admiring me for some of the work I was doing. I remember when I came back from Australia, she looked up to me and she said, you know your father doesn’t have two sons and a daughter, he has three sons. So even in that, even though I was achieving so much, she saw that strength in me as being a male. As being a man in a, you know, woman’s body kind of thing. So I just feel this problem that we have in society is real. I mean, let’s not hide away from the fact, in Indian society, as much as we want to basically try and behave there is gender equity, there isn’t. There is a lot of gender bias. I know that we are a strange society. On one hand we, of course, revere goddesses as powerful goddesses. And yet we have wisdom and wealth as female gods. We have durga, kali as powerful iconic symbols. And yet, on earth, we don’t pay that same respect to women.

May 6, 2021

18:45

Sadhguru, how do you have so much clarity? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #1

Synopsis: How do you basically cut through all the noise? How do you have this clarity of thought and words that we all listen to and suddenly feel that oh my god, it’s so simple. It’s such common sense, why didn’t we think of it this way? And my question to you, guruji, is how do you, you know, help us to cut through that noise? To gain that clarity and to find answers...

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... to these problems or complex situations that are there, or maybe we create. To really make us better people? Can you share with us those secrets, those guidelines. You know, those small, simple formulae that we can use in our lives. Or is it making things too simplistic?

Synopsis: How do you basically cut through all the noise? How do you have this...

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... clarity of thought and words that we all listen to and suddenly feel that oh my god, it’s so simple. It’s such common sense, why didn’t we think of it this way? And my question to you, guruji, is how do you, you know, help us to cut through that noise? To gain that clarity and to find answers to these problems or complex situations that are there, or maybe we create. To really make us better people? Can you share with us those secrets, those guidelines. You know, those small, simple formulae that we can use in our lives. Or is it making things too simplistic?

May 6, 2021

6:02

What is Saptarishi puja? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #8

Synopsis: You are here in Kashi and you said that this is the first time you’ve come here properly. And you’ve done Saptarishi puja here. What is that? I was wanting to know.

Synopsis: You are here in Kashi and you said that this is the first time you’ve...

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... come here properly. And you’ve done Saptarishi puja here. What is that? I was wanting to know.

May 4, 2021

9:34

Why do we fear death? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #7

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I wanted to ask you about why do humans have the fear of death? So much. Either you’ve got fear of death or you glorify someone who dies. I mean look at the world, rockstars dying early becomes a virtue. You know, you become a star because of it. So what is it that makes us so uncomfortable and not at ease with death?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I wanted to ask you about why do humans have the fear of death?...

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... So much. Either you’ve got fear of death or you glorify someone who dies. I mean look at the world, rockstars dying early becomes a virtue. You know, you become a star because of it. So what is it that makes us so uncomfortable and not at ease with death?

May 4, 2021

7:12

What is the contribution of an aghori to our society? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #6

Synopsis: What is the contribution of an aghori to our society? To the human kind. What have they done for us? I mean, if you talk about science, I can say, yes those monkeys which have been used, ultimately have got some medicines, have got some certain things with which you can fight diseases. But what has an aghori given to the world? Which they should be proud of and we should...

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... give them a sanction to do things which a human being does not find palatable.

Synopsis: What is the contribution of an aghori to our society? To the human kind....

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... What have they done for us? I mean, if you talk about science, I can say, yes those monkeys which have been used, ultimately have got some medicines, have got some certain things with which you can fight diseases. But what has an aghori given to the world? Which they should be proud of and we should give them a sanction to do things which a human being does not find palatable.

May 4, 2021

7:10

Aghoris | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #5

Synopsis: People find, for example what happens in Benaras, things like aghoris. Some people, foreigners when they talk to me, they also find that insanity. They think, what is this? I mean, like, you know, people are going and doing bizarre things. You know, eating dead bodies. Or, you know, experimenting with various other things. It’s something which, I think, for everyone...

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... it’ll be good if you could explain.

Synopsis: People find, for example what happens in Benaras, things like aghoris....

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... Some people, foreigners when they talk to me, they also find that insanity. They think, what is this? I mean, like, you know, people are going and doing bizarre things. You know, eating dead bodies. Or, you know, experimenting with various other things. It’s something which, I think, for everyone it’ll be good if you could explain.

May 4, 2021

5:07

What is death? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #4

Synopsis: What is exactly death? Is it the decaying of the body? Or the dying of the body is death? On one hand my body is dying and my thoughts, my ideas are becoming something which the world suppose, embraces. And they live without me. So would you call it death? What would you define death as?

Synopsis: What is exactly death? Is it the decaying of the body? Or the dying of...

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... the body is death? On one hand my body is dying and my thoughts, my ideas are becoming something which the world suppose, embraces. And they live without me. So would you call it death? What would you define death as?

May 4, 2021

7:54

Is being reborn a curse? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #3

Synopsis: On one hand we say that, you know, this is just a change of clothes. But why do people glorify death so much when they come to Kashi? Why do we need so many rituals around death? Second thing is, what is this ‘moksha’? What is ‘mukti’? Isn’t it against life? Re-birth, everything. Isn’t it that we are glorifying death far too much? And ultimate death in Kashi,...

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... which is mukti. Does it mean we are against life? Do we think that being reborn is a curse?

Synopsis: On one hand we say that, you know, this is just a change of clothes....

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... But why do people glorify death so much when they come to Kashi? Why do we need so many rituals around death? Second thing is, what is this ‘moksha’? What is ‘mukti’? Isn’t it against life? Re-birth, everything. Isn’t it that we are glorifying death far too much? And ultimate death in Kashi, which is mukti. Does it mean we are against life? Do we think that being reborn is a curse?

May 4, 2021

10:08

Are asanas a form of greed? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #2

Synopsis: My question is about asanas. It’s my point of view. I mean, maybe I’m completely wrong. But I feel there is too much greed in that, to learn from other animals. You know, why a snake is doing like this, why are you doing it like a dog, why are you doing it like a lion. Everything you want to learn from animals. Anybody has anything, I want to get the best of it....

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... Is it greed?

Synopsis: My question is about asanas. It’s my point of view. I mean, maybe I’m...

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... completely wrong. But I feel there is too much greed in that, to learn from other animals. You know, why a snake is doing like this, why are you doing it like a dog, why are you doing it like a lion. Everything you want to learn from animals. Anybody has anything, I want to get the best of it. Is it greed?

May 4, 2021

9:42

Sadhguru’s thoughts on Kashi | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #1

Synopsis: You must have thought a lot about this place. Does it match up to what you thought?

Synopsis: You must have thought a lot about this place. Does it match up to what...

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... you thought?

May 4, 2021

8:31

Sabyasachi, have you considered doing a yoga clothing line? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #20

Synopsis: Namaskaram. Have you heard of LuluLemon? I’m from Canada. In North American have you heard of the LuluLemon, the yoga brand? Okay, so it’s all about sex appeal. Anyone who knows what LuluLemon is, will understand if not check it out. We really need an alternative because it’s such a turn off with yoga. And I’m just wondering if you’ve considered doing a yoga...

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... clothing line. That’s fashionable kurtas and pyjamas that are suited for doing yoga that are made of organic cotton. And I did the Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2015 and I would’ve never ever considered doing yoga in a kurta and pyjama when I was at home. But now I can’t do it in spandex and tight fabrics anymore. And I totally understand why Sadhguru says about not doing yoga in tight clothing. And it’s profound, the experience of it. And so I’m wondering if you can create that in North America?

Synopsis: Namaskaram. Have you heard of LuluLemon? I’m from Canada. In North...

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... American have you heard of the LuluLemon, the yoga brand? Okay, so it’s all about sex appeal. Anyone who knows what LuluLemon is, will understand if not check it out. We really need an alternative because it’s such a turn off with yoga. And I’m just wondering if you’ve considered doing a yoga clothing line. That’s fashionable kurtas and pyjamas that are suited for doing yoga that are made of organic cotton. And I did the Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2015 and I would’ve never ever considered doing yoga in a kurta and pyjama when I was at home. But now I can’t do it in spandex and tight fabrics anymore. And I totally understand why Sadhguru says about not doing yoga in tight clothing. And it’s profound, the experience of it. And so I’m wondering if you can create that in North America?

April 29, 2021

4:21

Sabyasachi, have you ever faced criticism? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #19

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru, namaskaram Sabyasachi. I yet have to meet anyone I know who does not like your designs. But yet I would like to ask you, have you faced criticism? And what was that? And how did you handle it?

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru, namaskaram Sabyasachi. I yet have to meet anyone...

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... I know who does not like your designs. But yet I would like to ask you, have you faced criticism? And what was that? And how did you handle it?

April 29, 2021

4:07

Plastic surgery | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #18

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...It’s about plastic surgery and yoga. So what I wanted to find out was, my cousin said that with the type of cesarean I had, to do plastic surgery in order to cut off the excess fat. For me, I just thought, I’m on the path of yoga, it doesn’t matter. And I wanted to find out from you, what do you think of plastic surgery, cutting off skin? And how that impacts yoga?

Synopsis: It’s about plastic surgery and yoga. So what I wanted to find out was,...

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... my cousin said that with the type of cesarean I had, to do plastic surgery in order to cut off the excess fat. For me, I just thought, I’m on the path of yoga, it doesn’t matter. And I wanted to find out from you, what do you think of plastic surgery, cutting off skin? And how that impacts yoga?

April 29, 2021

0:59

How many clothes should one own? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #17

Synopsis: Hello. Namaskaram. Hi, my name is Alex and I’m from Brazil. Sadhguru mentioned as a suggestion that everybody should have 10% of their wardrobe with handmade, organic clothes. So when we think about clothes, a lot of people open their wardrobes and say, I have nothing to wear. So, having that in mind, when we think about clothes, often it brings my mind to natural...

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... resources and raw materials. And the way we assemble it, brings us fashion. And fashion brings us to expression, art, as well as perception of egocentrism. So knowing that we are 7 billion in the world, how to balance consumerism, art and nature in a way that we keep this balance. So for both of you, what is your recommendation? How many clothes should a human being consume? How much should we buy to keep this balance positive in harmony with nature?

Synopsis: Hello. Namaskaram. Hi, my name is Alex and I’m from Brazil. Sadhguru...

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... mentioned as a suggestion that everybody should have 10% of their wardrobe with handmade, organic clothes. So when we think about clothes, a lot of people open their wardrobes and say, I have nothing to wear. So, having that in mind, when we think about clothes, often it brings my mind to natural resources and raw materials. And the way we assemble it, brings us fashion. And fashion brings us to expression, art, as well as perception of egocentrism. So knowing that we are 7 billion in the world, how to balance consumerism, art and nature in a way that we keep this balance. So for both of you, what is your recommendation? How many clothes should a human being consume? How much should we buy to keep this balance positive in harmony with nature?

April 29, 2021

9:26

What are your views on making your clothes available to more people? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #16

Synopsis: Namaskaram everyone. My name is Manasi. And my question is to Sabyasachi. And please forgive me if this is a politically incorrect question. So all of us, a lot of us, I’m sure, like unique clothing and clothing that we won’t be worried we’ll find somebody else wearing. But while your designs are great and I’m a big fan of them, the truth also is that they’re...

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... accessible to a limited set of people, being the Indian film industry. Actors and actresses from the Indian film industry and of course, people who are privileged enough to afford them. So what are your views on possibly, you know I understand there’s a lot of effort that goes into customized clothes so there are reasons that it can’t be made mass and it shouldn’t be. But what are your views on making them available to more women who like your designs but today can’t think of wearing them.

Synopsis: Namaskaram everyone. My name is Manasi. And my question is to Sabyasachi....

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... And please forgive me if this is a politically incorrect question. So all of us, a lot of us, I’m sure, like unique clothing and clothing that we won’t be worried we’ll find somebody else wearing. But while your designs are great and I’m a big fan of them, the truth also is that they’re accessible to a limited set of people, being the Indian film industry. Actors and actresses from the Indian film industry and of course, people who are privileged enough to afford them. So what are your views on possibly, you know I understand there’s a lot of effort that goes into customized clothes so there are reasons that it can’t be made mass and it shouldn’t be. But what are your views on making them available to more women who like your designs but today can’t think of wearing them.

April 29, 2021

4:08

How should art be appreciated or criticized? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #15

Synopsis: Namaskaram. My question is about art, mainly architecture and design, or even a painting. And how people perceive or achieve that purpose. In terms of describing a piece of art or a piece of work as good or bad. Whereas in art you should always differentiate between a subjective and an objective criticism about art. For example, there is a study about a beautiful sketch...

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... of Leonardo Da Vinci of an old man, with all the wrinkles and things. And most of the people, they hated the painting because it was really true. So, in reality, appreciating art is that the artist knew how to send you the message. And this also, I think, happens in fashion design or even in my field, interior architecture. Sometimes you have to give a statement on a certain topic or a certain project. So most people receive it in a very subjective way. So what do you think, Sadhguru? How to differentiate or how people should differentiate between appreciating art or criticizing art from a very objective way.

Synopsis: Namaskaram. My question is about art, mainly architecture and design,...

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... or even a painting. And how people perceive or achieve that purpose. In terms of describing a piece of art or a piece of work as good or bad. Whereas in art you should always differentiate between a subjective and an objective criticism about art. For example, there is a study about a beautiful sketch of Leonardo Da Vinci of an old man, with all the wrinkles and things. And most of the people, they hated the painting because it was really true. So, in reality, appreciating art is that the artist knew how to send you the message. And this also, I think, happens in fashion design or even in my field, interior architecture. Sometimes you have to give a statement on a certain topic or a certain project. So most people receive it in a very subjective way. So what do you think, Sadhguru? How to differentiate or how people should differentiate between appreciating art or criticizing art from a very objective way.

April 29, 2021

5:21

What is art? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #14

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji. Namaste Sabyasachi ji. Namaste moderator ji. I’m Satish Panchedar and I’ve come from Kuwait to seek your blessing sir. My question is, is art an expression of selflessness, selfishness, or self centeredness?

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji. Namaste Sabyasachi ji. Namaste moderator ji....

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... I’m Satish Panchedar and I’ve come from Kuwait to seek your blessing sir. My question is, is art an expression of selflessness, selfishness, or self centeredness?

April 29, 2021

8:30

What are the perceptions of Indian fashion in the west? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #13

Synopsis: You know we’ve been talking, Sadhguru has a book that’s coming out in the US. And in the process of making that, you know, some of the conversations we’ve had have been about perceptions of yoga in the west. And I wondered what perceptions are of Indian design and fashion in the west? Is it still just the exotic element or is there more? Is it being taken more...

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... seriously than that?

Synopsis: You know we’ve been talking, Sadhguru has a book that’s coming out...

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... in the US. And in the process of making that, you know, some of the conversations we’ve had have been about perceptions of yoga in the west. And I wondered what perceptions are of Indian design and fashion in the west? Is it still just the exotic element or is there more? Is it being taken more seriously than that?

April 29, 2021

5:29

Is death a design failure? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #12

Synopsis: It’s a design failure right? Eventually that’s what death is.

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...It’s a design failure right? Eventually that’s what death is.

April 29, 2021

3:37

Is there chaos in yoga? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #11

Synopsis: But Sadhguru, yoga often feels like a very rigorous discipline. Where does chaos fit into that?

Synopsis: But Sadhguru, yoga often feels like a very rigorous discipline. Where...

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... does chaos fit into that?

April 29, 2021

8:39

Chaos | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #10

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I think if you said more about this notion of chaos, it would interest us.

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I think if you said more about this notion of chaos, it would...

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... interest us.

April 29, 2021

3:30

Sadhguru, who designs your clothes? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #9

Synopsis: I find him an impeccably well dressed man. So I wanted to ask you, who designs your clothes for you?

Synopsis: I find him an impeccably well dressed man. So I wanted to ask you, who...

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... designs your clothes for you?

April 29, 2021

2:18

Chaos and design | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #8

Synopsis: You know this idea of creativity is so linked to the notion of repetition as well. Isn’t it Sadhguru? The two seem to be separate but they’re not. They seem to also go together. So we sometimes think of repetition only as something that happens in a mass produced scenario. But it’s also true that the repetition of the same thing, that also fuels creativity. Not...

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... in a mechanised way, in a mechanistic way. But I think every artist also knows that rias and rasa come together really, don’t they? I’m wondering if you could say more Sadhguru, because it also interested me because you mentioned it yesterday. Chaos as a kind of creativity. Would you say more about repetition and creativity? Chaos and design?

Synopsis: You know this idea of creativity is so linked to the notion of repetition...

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... as well. Isn’t it Sadhguru? The two seem to be separate but they’re not. They seem to also go together. So we sometimes think of repetition only as something that happens in a mass produced scenario. But it’s also true that the repetition of the same thing, that also fuels creativity. Not in a mechanised way, in a mechanistic way. But I think every artist also knows that rias and rasa come together really, don’t they? I’m wondering if you could say more Sadhguru, because it also interested me because you mentioned it yesterday. Chaos as a kind of creativity. Would you say more about repetition and creativity? Chaos and design?

April 29, 2021

7:26

How to balance between individual needs and market demands? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #7

Synopsis: Given that the creative impulse also entails following a very individual imperative. And then making that meet market demands. How does one walk that very fine line?

Synopsis: Given that the creative impulse also entails following a very individual...

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... imperative. And then making that meet market demands. How does one walk that very fine line?

April 29, 2021

3:57

Is imperfection an integral part of design? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #6

Synopsis: You’ve talked of imperfection as a very integral part of your design. Would you say more about that?

Synopsis: You’ve talked of imperfection as a very integral part of your design....

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... Would you say more about that?

April 29, 2021

3:29

How is our body similar to the cosmos? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #5

Synopsis: I remember when I came to the ashram, Sadhguru, many years ago for the first time, it struck me how beautiful the place was. I didn’t expect it because I thought ashrams had to follow a very dreary kind of aesthetic. So it took me by surprise. And it’s only later in conversations with you that I’ve understood that you talk about the individual. The atomic and the...

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... cosmic, sharing the same fundamental design structure. And you say, you even talked of the capacity of the body to download the cosmos. Is this because we share the same structure? Can you say more about this because it’s an exciting image and an exciting idea. For us, still an idea. For you, an experiential reality.

Synopsis: I remember when I came to the ashram, Sadhguru, many years ago for the...

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... first time, it struck me how beautiful the place was. I didn’t expect it because I thought ashrams had to follow a very dreary kind of aesthetic. So it took me by surprise. And it’s only later in conversations with you that I’ve understood that you talk about the individual. The atomic and the cosmic, sharing the same fundamental design structure. And you say, you even talked of the capacity of the body to download the cosmos. Is this because we share the same structure? Can you say more about this because it’s an exciting image and an exciting idea. For us, still an idea. For you, an experiential reality.

April 29, 2021

8:31

What does it take to create design? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #4

Synopsis: I’m wondering, Sabyasachi, you would like to also talk a little about that, because you’ve talked about common sense. But, clearly there’s something like a creative common sense that you’ve worked with. Because in order to create design, what does it really take? What have been the sources of inspiration for you?

Synopsis: I’m wondering, Sabyasachi, you would like to also talk a little about...

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... that, because you’ve talked about common sense. But, clearly there’s something like a creative common sense that you’ve worked with. Because in order to create design, what does it really take? What have been the sources of inspiration for you?

April 29, 2021

5:50

How can one be Indian and global? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #3

Synopsis: I think we all know that in this country we’ve had quite a magnificent heritage of design. The visual arts, the plastic arts, the performing arts. And, somehow, modern India doesn’t seem to necessarily access a particular heritage with the ease that it ought to have been able to, for various historical reasons. How would you respond to that? And what do you think...

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... one can do? What is your own engagement with reviving certain traditions but making them alive without turning insular in some way? How can one be Indian and global, which is something that you mentioned in your design statement.

Synopsis: I think we all know that in this country we’ve had quite a magnificent...

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... heritage of design. The visual arts, the plastic arts, the performing arts. And, somehow, modern India doesn’t seem to necessarily access a particular heritage with the ease that it ought to have been able to, for various historical reasons. How would you respond to that? And what do you think one can do? What is your own engagement with reviving certain traditions but making them alive without turning insular in some way? How can one be Indian and global, which is something that you mentioned in your design statement.

April 29, 2021

12:13

Is inefficiency beautiful? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #2

Synopsis: Is inefficiency beautiful? Can that be beautiful?

Synopsis: Is inefficiency beautiful? Can that be beautiful?


April 29, 2021

1:40

What is beauty? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #1

Synopsis: I thought I’ll just start with a very basic question. A simple question. It’s a question that I’m often asked at poetry readings, poetry workshops. Poetry being primarily what I practice. And the question is, what is a good poem? And the answer really is, if the poem is a form of verbal design, or verbal choreography, what is design? And is beauty implicit in that...

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... notion? If so, what is beauty to you?

Synopsis: I thought I’ll just start with a very basic question. A simple question....

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... It’s a question that I’m often asked at poetry readings, poetry workshops. Poetry being primarily what I practice. And the question is, what is a good poem? And the answer really is, if the poem is a form of verbal design, or verbal choreography, what is design? And is beauty implicit in that notion? If so, what is beauty to you?

April 29, 2021

10:49

Sadhguru, when will you tell the world about yourself? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #21

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you just mentioned that the world does not know anything about you. And that remains a fact. Even then, anybody from the world who comes in little contact with you can be so benefitted. So, when would you reveal? Or my question is, what does it take to become an Arjuna for the yogi of the highest order of our times. Our Krishna, for you to reveal.

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you just mentioned that the world does not know anything about...

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... you. And that remains a fact. Even then, anybody from the world who comes in little contact with you can be so benefitted. So, when would you reveal? Or my question is, what does it take to become an Arjuna for the yogi of the highest order of our times. Our Krishna, for you to reveal.

April 25, 2021

11:00

How to not get attached? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #20

Synopsis: So my question is, I get very attached easily. And now I feel I’m very attached to my responsibilities. So how do I break this bondage? And if I really want to do something for myself, not for anybody, just feel the joy that I’ve been listening to you. If I want to really, really feel that joy, how do I break the bondage of responsibilities and move ahead? And how...

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... do I overcome my attachments?

Synopsis: So my question is, I get very attached easily. And now I feel I’m very...

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... attached to my responsibilities. So how do I break this bondage? And if I really want to do something for myself, not for anybody, just feel the joy that I’ve been listening to you. If I want to really, really feel that joy, how do I break the bondage of responsibilities and move ahead? And how do I overcome my attachments?

April 25, 2021

3:51

What is the greatest change I can bring to my life? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #19

Synopsis: My question is, what can be the greatest change one can bring to our life? To make it more blissful in this birth.

Synopsis: My question is, what can be the greatest change one can bring to our...

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... life? To make it more blissful in this birth.

April 25, 2021

1:28

What is the solution to life? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #18

Synopsis: I’m stuck here and I want you to please guide me. Tell me in a child’s language, what is the answer and what is the solution. I don’t want to give importance to my own thoughts and emotions, tell me how. Just make me understand.

Synopsis: I’m stuck here and I want you to please guide me. Tell me in a child’s...

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... language, what is the answer and what is the solution. I don’t want to give importance to my own thoughts and emotions, tell me how. Just make me understand.

April 25, 2021

3:51

Does reincarnation happen? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #17

Synopsis: I’d like to ask you a question because you’re a mystic. Even otherwise, please don’t say I don’t care because many people out here, I’m sure, don’t. My question is what do you think of reincarnation? Do you believe in it? And if so, can you elaborate on the subject and let us know what you were in your last birth?

Synopsis: I’d like to ask you a question because you’re a mystic. Even otherwise,...

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... please don’t say I don’t care because many people out here, I’m sure, don’t. My question is what do you think of reincarnation? Do you believe in it? And if so, can you elaborate on the subject and let us know what you were in your last birth?

April 25, 2021

6:17

Working for joy or working for others? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #16

Synopsis: My question is that when we cook, if we have to get joy, joy of cooking, then that joy is something which is internal. And I cook for my joy. But when you’re cooking for others, then you want to give them joy. And at times there’s a conflict. Who should win?

Synopsis: My question is that when we cook, if we have to get joy, joy of cooking,...

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... then that joy is something which is internal. And I cook for my joy. But when you’re cooking for others, then you want to give them joy. And at times there’s a conflict. Who should win?

April 25, 2021

5:37

Can I please get a hug from you Sadhguru? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #15

Synopsis: There are two questions. If the first one is answered, I don’t need the second one’s answer. It is a request. Can I please get a hug from you Sadhguru?

Synopsis: There are two questions. If the first one is answered, I don’t need...

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... the second one’s answer. It is a request. Can I please get a hug from you Sadhguru?

April 25, 2021

4:31

Karan, what inspired you to do this session with Sadhguru? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #14

Synopsis: When I told my teenage daughter about this program, her immediate reaction was an excited wow. She’s here with me and this program is everything we thought it would be. Question for you Karan, what exactly inspired you to do this session with Sadhguru?

Synopsis: When I told my teenage daughter about this program, her immediate reaction...

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... was an excited wow. She’s here with me and this program is everything we thought it would be. Question for you Karan, what exactly inspired you to do this session with Sadhguru?

April 25, 2021

3:43

Where do I learn disciplined yoga that will help me achieve my goals? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #13

Synopsis: So my question is, I would like to space dive. It’s basically going all the way up to space and diving from there. And the thing is, I’ve knocked on a 100 doors only to be turned down every single time. Even ISRO turned me down saying they don’t have enough funds. Space dive is important because India has gone leaps and bounds forward in space technology. But in...

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... human space technology, it’s way back. My question to you, Sadhguru, is my biggest weakness is I like to live in danger. My question to you, Sadhguru, is where do I find an organization that will help me with the disciplined yoga and meditation that will help me with this? And, where do I find a person, most preferably a movie director, who will fund this project. Understand the importance of this project. That India needs a human space program. Fund it and make a movie out of it, which has less drama, less songs, and more of how a person struggles to get a mission accomplished.

Synopsis: So my question is, I would like to space dive. It’s basically going...

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... all the way up to space and diving from there. And the thing is, I’ve knocked on a 100 doors only to be turned down every single time. Even ISRO turned me down saying they don’t have enough funds. Space dive is important because India has gone leaps and bounds forward in space technology. But in human space technology, it’s way back. My question to you, Sadhguru, is my biggest weakness is I like to live in danger. My question to you, Sadhguru, is where do I find an organization that will help me with the disciplined yoga and meditation that will help me with this? And, where do I find a person, most preferably a movie director, who will fund this project. Understand the importance of this project. That India needs a human space program. Fund it and make a movie out of it, which has less drama, less songs, and more of how a person struggles to get a mission accomplished.

April 25, 2021

4:05

How to raise your child? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #12

Synopsis: It’s integral for me to share that the last week that I spent reading about you and hearing everything that you had to say. So many people questioned you, including Juhi who’s in the house. It’s been exhilarating, it’s been enlightening. More than anything else, I think it gave me a certain sense of understanding about where I am. Being at a crossroad of my life,...

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... emotionally, and also now as a new-found parent. I read some of what you had to say about even parenting. To me it was extremely enlightening to read that not to nurture the do’s and don’ts so strongly on your child. We all have theories of parenting. But I think just what I imbibed from what you had to say is, if I’m strong-willed and I exude a certain amount of pleasantness and I give out the right amount of energy, my children will emulate that, imbibe that. And I don’t have to constantly force feed that knowledge on them. They will imbibe it from my energy source anyways. That is what I drew. Am I right?

Synopsis: It’s integral for me to share that the last week that I spent reading...

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... about you and hearing everything that you had to say. So many people questioned you, including Juhi who’s in the house. It’s been exhilarating, it’s been enlightening. More than anything else, I think it gave me a certain sense of understanding about where I am. Being at a crossroad of my life, emotionally, and also now as a new-found parent. I read some of what you had to say about even parenting. To me it was extremely enlightening to read that not to nurture the do’s and don’ts so strongly on your child. We all have theories of parenting. But I think just what I imbibed from what you had to say is, if I’m strong-willed and I exude a certain amount of pleasantness and I give out the right amount of energy, my children will emulate that, imbibe that. And I don’t have to constantly force feed that knowledge on them. They will imbibe it from my energy source anyways. That is what I drew. Am I right?

April 25, 2021

13:01

Rapid fire | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #11

Synopsis:

  1. What is the one thing that is essential to living a balanced life?
  2. What is the one thing we must absolutely do away with in order to lead a balanced life?
  3. First thing that comes to your mind when I say the following. The first thing. Organized religion.
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  5. Marriage.
  6. Competition.
  7. Money.
  8. Love.
  9. If you could ask one person, alive or dead, one question. Who would you ask and what would that be?
  10. Best advice you have ever received.
  11. In an imaginary, completely hypothetical situation, if you had a day off with no commitments, no responsibilities, what would you spend the day doing?
  12. What is one thing you’d like people to remember about you at the end of your life?
  13. If you found a way to travel through time, where would you go?
  14. What is the first thing you notice when you meet a person? 
  15. Is it more important to do what you love or love what you’re doing?
  16. If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
  17. With due respect, what is your biggest weakness?
  18. One thing the world doesn’t know about you.
  19. And the one thing you wish you could change about yourself.
  20. The one thing you wish you could change about the world. 
  21. What would you consider to be your greatest achievement?
  22. Is there a song you love and can listen to all the time?
  23. I know you haven’t seen any of my films, but do you have a favourite film?
  24. Something you enjoy doing and wish you had more time for?
  25. Lastly, in a biopic made on you, who would play you?

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  1. What is the one thing that is essential to living a balanced...
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    ... life?
  2. What is the one thing we must absolutely do away with in order to lead a balanced life?
  3. First thing that comes to your mind when I say the following. The first thing. Organized religion.
  4. Marriage.
  5. Competition.
  6. Money.
  7. Love.
  8. If you could ask one person, alive or dead, one question. Who would you ask and what would that be?
  9. Best advice you have ever received.
  10. In an imaginary, completely hypothetical situation, if you had a day off with no commitments, no responsibilities, what would you spend the day doing?
  11. What is one thing you’d like people to remember about you at the end of your life?
  12. If you found a way to travel through time, where would you go?
  13. What is the first thing you notice when you meet a person? 
  14. Is it more important to do what you love or love what you’re doing?
  15. If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
  16. With due respect, what is your biggest weakness?
  17. One thing the world doesn’t know about you.
  18. And the one thing you wish you could change about yourself.
  19. The one thing you wish you could change about the world. 
  20. What would you consider to be your greatest achievement?
  21. Is there a song you love and can listen to all the time?
  22. I know you haven’t seen any of my films, but do you have a favourite film?
  23. Something you enjoy doing and wish you had more time for?
  24. Lastly, in a biopic made on you, who would play you?

April 25, 2021

19:22

Is there an end to need? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #10

Synopsis: Fundamentally, there is always a need. A need for so many things, even when you’re in your professional process. Or where you garner wealth, or income. And you keep going. There’s a need to constantly get more than what you have. There’s no satisfaction and a place to stop. Is there an end to need? 

Synopsis: Fundamentally, there is always a need. A need for so many things, even...

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... when you’re in your professional process. Or where you garner wealth, or income. And you keep going. There’s a need to constantly get more than what you have. There’s no satisfaction and a place to stop. Is there an end to need? 

April 25, 2021

7:12

Should we have low expectations from everything? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #9

Synopsis: Well that brings me to I think, I believe the mother of a virus that plagues a large part of humanity, is expectation. I have a simple theory that I try to expect less because then I feel that I’ll be disappointed less. And I feel that to curtail your expectations is possibly the toughest thing to do because we constantly expect. From relationships, from the work we...

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... do, from high energies.

Synopsis: Well that brings me to I think, I believe the mother of a virus that...

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... plagues a large part of humanity, is expectation. I have a simple theory that I try to expect less because then I feel that I’ll be disappointed less. And I feel that to curtail your expectations is possibly the toughest thing to do because we constantly expect. From relationships, from the work we do, from high energies.

April 25, 2021

4:56

Is there a limit to love? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #8

Synopsis: Is there a ceiling to extremity? To extreme emotion. Like, love. When you love something. Is there a time you have to stop? Is there any such thing as stopping the extent of your extreme emotion? And I feel that about even the negative emotions. When you love someone, how do you really stop?

Synopsis: Is there a ceiling to extremity? To extreme emotion. Like, love. When...

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... you love something. Is there a time you have to stop? Is there any such thing as stopping the extent of your extreme emotion? And I feel that about even the negative emotions. When you love someone, how do you really stop?

April 25, 2021

12:43

Ego or self-respect? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #7

Synopsis: What has always, Sadhguru, has also left me in wonderment at times, about the usage of two words, which I’m going to say to you right now. Terminology sometimes has a tendency of making you even receive an emotion from within. Two words being, ego and self-respect. Now these are two pillars of, what we believe, self-confidence. Which is unfounded, I believe. We always...

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... say, my belief has always been, maintain your self-respect. Keep that, your ego can be flexible because it should be convenient. Because I believe that your ego should be a function of your convenience. How true is that? Or maybe both are unfounded?

Synopsis: What has always, Sadhguru, has also left me in wonderment at times, about...

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... the usage of two words, which I’m going to say to you right now. Terminology sometimes has a tendency of making you even receive an emotion from within. Two words being, ego and self-respect. Now these are two pillars of, what we believe, self-confidence. Which is unfounded, I believe. We always say, my belief has always been, maintain your self-respect. Keep that, your ego can be flexible because it should be convenient. Because I believe that your ego should be a function of your convenience. How true is that? Or maybe both are unfounded?

April 25, 2021

7:05

How to deal with mental health issues? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #6

Synopsis: What I believe surrounds us all is urban angst. That seems to be the terminology that comes out of mental health solutions, etc. And that seems to be trampened in many parts of the world now, including now slowly penetrating in India. When people deal with mental health issues like depression and anxiety. And those kinds of people seek certain chemical imbalance issues...

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... that are told to them. I really want to know, it’s such an order of the day today, I feel like it’s talked about like it’s a fashionable issue. But I think it’s a very serious issue when people talk about mental health issues like depression and anxiety and seek counselling to sort those issues out. And then the diagnosis at times is chemical imbalance and medication is given. I know you hate the word philosophy, but all your teachings are definitely about finding yourself and seeking that pleasantness from within. But to those who are not strong enough to achieve that and seek this assistance, what is your take on that?

Synopsis: What I believe surrounds us all is urban angst. That seems to be the...

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... terminology that comes out of mental health solutions, etc. And that seems to be trampened in many parts of the world now, including now slowly penetrating in India. When people deal with mental health issues like depression and anxiety. And those kinds of people seek certain chemical imbalance issues that are told to them. I really want to know, it’s such an order of the day today, I feel like it’s talked about like it’s a fashionable issue. But I think it’s a very serious issue when people talk about mental health issues like depression and anxiety and seek counselling to sort those issues out. And then the diagnosis at times is chemical imbalance and medication is given. I know you hate the word philosophy, but all your teachings are definitely about finding yourself and seeking that pleasantness from within. But to those who are not strong enough to achieve that and seek this assistance, what is your take on that?

April 25, 2021

15:43

Why do we direct our negative emotions towards our loved ones? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #5

Synopsis: The people you love the most, you kind of tend to dump all your anxieties, your anger, your fears, your insecurities, all onto that one source that gives you the maximum love and the one that you love the most. Why is it that we, as a human race, tend to do that? Tend to lumber all our negative emotions on our most positive light source.

Synopsis: The people you love the most, you kind of tend to dump all your anxieties,...

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... your anger, your fears, your insecurities, all onto that one source that gives you the maximum love and the one that you love the most. Why is it that we, as a human race, tend to do that? Tend to lumber all our negative emotions on our most positive light source.

April 25, 2021

8:33

Why is there a distance between the father and the son? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #4

Synopsis: Which is what you said, to draw from within. To find your solutions. Because the most exciting line that I read was that, you know, life can’t touch you, can’t scratch you. It can’t harm you. You create your own energy in your own life. You’re in this universe, you’ve been brought into this world and it’s in your control what you do with it. Life has nothing...

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... against you. What you achieve and what you do is a result of your own actions, your feelings, the pleasantness that you create within yourself. Which to me was a very moving line because it simplified a very extensive and expansive feeling of anxiety, fear, and all the turbulence that humanity goes through on a daily basis. To me, three pillars of our existence are family, fortune, and farishta, which is what I believe is a result of god, religion, everything else. When we talk about family Sadhguru, there are few things that have always intrigued me. And I seek answers, or rather, validation from a higher energy, such as yourself. It’s like, I’ve always questioned why there’s an organic distance between a father and son. Why there’s always that angst in that relationship. And I’m sure there are many in this house that have experienced that emotion in their own homes and their own environment. Where do you think the origin of that distance came?

Synopsis: Which is what you said, to draw from within. To find your solutions....

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... Because the most exciting line that I read was that, you know, life can’t touch you, can’t scratch you. It can’t harm you. You create your own energy in your own life. You’re in this universe, you’ve been brought into this world and it’s in your control what you do with it. Life has nothing against you. What you achieve and what you do is a result of your own actions, your feelings, the pleasantness that you create within yourself. Which to me was a very moving line because it simplified a very extensive and expansive feeling of anxiety, fear, and all the turbulence that humanity goes through on a daily basis. To me, three pillars of our existence are family, fortune, and farishta, which is what I believe is a result of god, religion, everything else. When we talk about family Sadhguru, there are few things that have always intrigued me. And I seek answers, or rather, validation from a higher energy, such as yourself. It’s like, I’ve always questioned why there’s an organic distance between a father and son. Why there’s always that angst in that relationship. And I’m sure there are many in this house that have experienced that emotion in their own homes and their own environment. Where do you think the origin of that distance came?

April 25, 2021

8:02

Self-pity | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #3

Synopsis: When you speak about suffering. Sadhguru, it is definitely something that I believe, that self-pity sometimes is like a luxury spa. It’s somewhere where your comfort lies. Self-pity is, I believe, the most indulgent emotion. And it gets you nowhere, but makes you feel really good for a certain period of time. What is your take on something like self-pity?

Synopsis: When you speak about suffering. Sadhguru, it is definitely something...

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... that I believe, that self-pity sometimes is like a luxury spa. It’s somewhere where your comfort lies. Self-pity is, I believe, the most indulgent emotion. And it gets you nowhere, but makes you feel really good for a certain period of time. What is your take on something like self-pity?

April 25, 2021

3:21

What will you say to people who are desperate for any sign of hope? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #2

Synopsis: I was at a crossroad about 13 years ago. And my father was very critically ill. And at that juncture of my life, and before that, religion was organized in my life. It was what was taught to me. It was what I thought the right thing to do was. When he was in his last stage, there were things suggested to me. Which were, to me now, completely ridiculous. Including going...

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... to a certain temple and feeding a cow of a certain colour. And doing a certain ritual at home. And all those things that one did without even thinking. Because as you said, when you spoke about the idiots on this planet, I was definitely one of those in that stage of my life. But sometimes you reach a critical stage where you seek any kind of desperate measure and you try to hold onto any hope. That even something that is advocated to you that goes against your train of intelligence or thought. To those people, what is your advice? Who have reached the end of the rope, and are hanging on, holding on to anything. Be it religion, be it spiritual, or be it an unfounded piece of advice.

Synopsis: I was at a crossroad about 13 years ago. And my father was very critically...

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... ill. And at that juncture of my life, and before that, religion was organized in my life. It was what was taught to me. It was what I thought the right thing to do was. When he was in his last stage, there were things suggested to me. Which were, to me now, completely ridiculous. Including going to a certain temple and feeding a cow of a certain colour. And doing a certain ritual at home. And all those things that one did without even thinking. Because as you said, when you spoke about the idiots on this planet, I was definitely one of those in that stage of my life. But sometimes you reach a critical stage where you seek any kind of desperate measure and you try to hold onto any hope. That even something that is advocated to you that goes against your train of intelligence or thought. To those people, what is your advice? Who have reached the end of the rope, and are hanging on, holding on to anything. Be it religion, be it spiritual, or be it an unfounded piece of advice.

April 25, 2021

6:09

Religion versus spirituality | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #1

Synopsis: I think we bottle it down to some spiritual inquiries, some religious ones. There’s always been a debate about these two terms. Religion, and then spirituality. There are people who feel like, I’m not religious, I’m spiritual. And I’m not quite sure they know the meaning of that. But they use it because sometimes terms are just thrown around. To those people,...

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... who are at the crossroad between religion and spirituality, what is your answer to their dilemma?

Synopsis: I think we bottle it down to some spiritual inquiries, some religious...

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... ones. There’s always been a debate about these two terms. Religion, and then spirituality. There are people who feel like, I’m not religious, I’m spiritual. And I’m not quite sure they know the meaning of that. But they use it because sometimes terms are just thrown around. To those people, who are at the crossroad between religion and spirituality, what is your answer to their dilemma?

April 25, 2021

7:42

What is religion? | Sadhguru at JNU | #20

Synopsis: I’m a Hindu by birth not by choice. Basically I’m an agnostic kind of person. So my question is, we all have been encountering a statement everywhere. Like on social media and in our day to day life that our religion is in danger. First of all, this question has been in my mind since my childhood, what is religion? And the other thing, how is it in danger? And is...

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... it necessary to have a religion at all?

Synopsis: I’m a Hindu by birth not by choice. Basically I’m an agnostic kind...

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... of person. So my question is, we all have been encountering a statement everywhere. Like on social media and in our day to day life that our religion is in danger. First of all, this question has been in my mind since my childhood, what is religion? And the other thing, how is it in danger? And is it necessary to have a religion at all?

April 23, 2021

18:41

How to accomplish my ambitions? | Sadhguru at JNU | #19

Synopsis: Sadhguru, everytime I come to know of a feed achieved or the great ability of a role model, there is an instinctive aspiration to encompass that and to achieve that for myself as well. But then, with it comes the formidability of the profoundness of the ambition. So what is the right approach for such ambitions in life?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, everytime I come to know of a feed achieved or the great ability...

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... of a role model, there is an instinctive aspiration to encompass that and to achieve that for myself as well. But then, with it comes the formidability of the profoundness of the ambition. So what is the right approach for such ambitions in life?

April 23, 2021

6:11

How do I eat food that I don’t like? | Sadhguru at JNU | #18

Synopsis: I always have an ethical dilemma, that when I eat the MESS food, it is not always up to our standards and we don’t feel like eating. We don’t want to eat, and I end up wasting a lot of food. So I want a solution, how do I make up my mind to eat the food which I don’t like at all? Because I see that there are people dying for single grains of food and I’m here...

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... wasting food, getting all the facilities. But still I can’t eat that food.

Synopsis: I always have an ethical dilemma, that when I eat the MESS food, it is...

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... not always up to our standards and we don’t feel like eating. We don’t want to eat, and I end up wasting a lot of food. So I want a solution, how do I make up my mind to eat the food which I don’t like at all? Because I see that there are people dying for single grains of food and I’m here wasting food, getting all the facilities. But still I can’t eat that food.

April 23, 2021

3:51

How do we choose a good career? | Sadhguru at JNU | #17

Synopsis: How do we choose a good career? And secondly, what do you think, basically how is technology, or more specifically, artificial intelligence, helping in education?

Synopsis: How do we choose a good career? And secondly, what do you think, basically...

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... how is technology, or more specifically, artificial intelligence, helping in education?

April 23, 2021

12:34

What is the ideal education system? | Sadhguru at JNU | #16

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my question is regarding the education system which is followed everywhere, specially in India. So Sadhguru, my question is, what exactly is the ideal education system we should have in a country so that we can explore every dimension of life, keeping intact the material needs of the country.

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my question is regarding the education system which is followed...

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... everywhere, specially in India. So Sadhguru, my question is, what exactly is the ideal education system we should have in a country so that we can explore every dimension of life, keeping intact the material needs of the country.

April 23, 2021

5:15

How do we deal with the generation gap between us and our parents? | Sadhguru at JNU | #15

Synopsis: My question to you is, we see quite a generation gap between our generation and our parents’ generation. And it sometimes so happens that we want something out of our life and they don’t necessarily agree with it. And we end up in a conflict. And we sometimes even curb our desires just to see them happy. So how do we deal with that conflict?

Synopsis: My question to you is, we see quite a generation gap between our generation...

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... and our parents’ generation. And it sometimes so happens that we want something out of our life and they don’t necessarily agree with it. And we end up in a conflict. And we sometimes even curb our desires just to see them happy. So how do we deal with that conflict?

April 23, 2021

4:00

Is India the biggest living democracy? | Sadhguru at JNU | #14

Synopsis: My question to you is that, when you were in the United States, you always said there that India is the biggest living democracy. But now after 4 years you have stopped saying this. What made you stop saying it now? Like why have you stopped saying this now, that we are the biggest living democracy?

Synopsis: My question to you is that, when you were in the United States, you always...

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... said there that India is the biggest living democracy. But now after 4 years you have stopped saying this. What made you stop saying it now? Like why have you stopped saying this now, that we are the biggest living democracy?

April 23, 2021

4:32

How do we turn inward? | Sadhguru at JNU | #13

Synopsis: Guruji, you said that only less than 1% of the people tap into their genius. You have always told us to turn inwards. So, how do we turn inward and what do we look at?

Synopsis: Guruji, you said that only less than 1% of the people tap into their...

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... genius. You have always told us to turn inwards. So, how do we turn inward and what do we look at?

April 23, 2021

8:46

Can wasting our semen damage us spiritually? | Sadhguru at JNU | #12

Synopsis: How important is a man’s semen for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being? Can wasting our semen damage us spiritually?

Synopsis: How important is a man’s semen for physical, mental, and spiritual...

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... well-being? Can wasting our semen damage us spiritually?

April 23, 2021

6:09

Illuminati | Sadhguru at JNU | #11

Synopsis: Hi guruji. In recent days, I came across several contents about illuminati. Secret society, who are ruling our whole world using the media, finance network, and farm our politics. Even many leaders, gurujis, and priests are under their control.

Synopsis: Hi guruji. In recent days, I came across several contents about illuminati....

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... Secret society, who are ruling our whole world using the media, finance network, and farm our politics. Even many leaders, gurujis, and priests are under their control.

April 23, 2021

6:08

Should romantic relationships be monogamous? | Sadhguru at JNU | #10

Synopsis: So I had this belief, or in fact I was made to believe, this whole concept of one life, one partner. But now when I see or observe that the whole monogamous relationships do not seem to be existing anymore. The whole idea of it is gone. What do you think about it?

Synopsis: So I had this belief, or in fact I was made to believe, this whole concept...

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... of one life, one partner. But now when I see or observe that the whole monogamous relationships do not seem to be existing anymore. The whole idea of it is gone. What do you think about it?

April 23, 2021

6:43

Is pre-marital sex still a taboo? | Sadhguru at JNU | #9

Synopsis: Sadhguru, we as students, stay away from home, from the familial, emotional comforts. In terms of our careers, we move out seeking greener pastures. In that, we seek company in opposite sex. Some people get into relationships which gradually progress to physical intimacy. Sadhguru, the question is, then why as generations, we cannot discuss it openly? Or is pre-marital...

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... sex still a taboo?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, we as students, stay away from home, from the familial, emotional...

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... comforts. In terms of our careers, we move out seeking greener pastures. In that, we seek company in opposite sex. Some people get into relationships which gradually progress to physical intimacy. Sadhguru, the question is, then why as generations, we cannot discuss it openly? Or is pre-marital sex still a taboo?

April 23, 2021

6:44

What is feminism? | Sadhguru at JNU | #8

Synopsis: Sadhguru, another very important concept, which is very important on this campus, is of feminism. And in one of your earlier videos, you have said that feminists are just desperately trying to be men. But still Sadhguru, what is your idea of feminism?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, another very important concept, which is very important on...

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... this campus, is of feminism. And in one of your earlier videos, you have said that feminists are just desperately trying to be men. But still Sadhguru, what is your idea of feminism?

April 23, 2021

7:06

How are research and spirituality connected? | Sadhguru at JNU | #7

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I have one more question on research. In research, we are taught to emphasize five senses and logic. When it comes to spirituality, in many videos you said, five senses and logic would not help you to access reality. So how to reconcile between these two, research and spirituality?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I have one more question on research. In research, we are taught...

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... to emphasize five senses and logic. When it comes to spirituality, in many videos you said, five senses and logic would not help you to access reality. So how to reconcile between these two, research and spirituality?

April 23, 2021

2:48

What is research? | Sadhguru at JNU | #6

Synopsis: Sadhguru, let us move from politics to research. So, JNU is well known for research. And there are 8,000 students on this campus. More than 50% of the students are into research. Sadhguru, a question has been bothering me for many years. And since you told us to ask any question, my question is, what is research? Especially in social science.

Synopsis: Sadhguru, let us move from politics to research. So, JNU is well known...

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... for research. And there are 8,000 students on this campus. More than 50% of the students are into research. Sadhguru, a question has been bothering me for many years. And since you told us to ask any question, my question is, what is research? Especially in social science.

April 23, 2021

4:49

Sadhguru, are you right-wing? | Sadhguru at JNU | #5

Synopsis: We want a little clarification on this. So Sadhguru, in one of your earlier videos, you have mentioned having those leftist orientations. You have been involved in putting posters. And you have been in that league of attending late night meetings, and putting posters and all that. But when we were interacting with the students on the campus, we found out that there is...

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... this dominant perception about Sadhguru being right-wing. So you have tried to explain it earlier as well. But Sadhguru, this perception is because you have supported the government earlier on the issue of demonetization, and later on having no bomb blast occurred in the country. So has Sadhguru turned right-wing now?

Synopsis: We want a little clarification on this. So Sadhguru, in one of your earlier...

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... videos, you have mentioned having those leftist orientations. You have been involved in putting posters. And you have been in that league of attending late night meetings, and putting posters and all that. But when we were interacting with the students on the campus, we found out that there is this dominant perception about Sadhguru being right-wing. So you have tried to explain it earlier as well. But Sadhguru, this perception is because you have supported the government earlier on the issue of demonetization, and later on having no bomb blast occurred in the country. So has Sadhguru turned right-wing now?

April 23, 2021

11:52

Is studentship and politics a good mix? | Sadhguru at JNU | #4

Synopsis: Sadhguru, we would like to ask this question further. Though it is a dangerous question to be asked on this campus. So when I entered this university, as a student I used to think why should anyone enter politics? Just to make my career and leave the university. So I had this careerist orientation in life. What do you think about, is studentship and politics a good mix?...

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... Do you think overall, is it a good mix?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, we would like to ask this question further. Though it is a...

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... dangerous question to be asked on this campus. So when I entered this university, as a student I used to think why should anyone enter politics? Just to make my career and leave the university. So I had this careerist orientation in life. What do you think about, is studentship and politics a good mix? Do you think overall, is it a good mix?

April 23, 2021

3:17

Should I be apologetic about my success? | Sadhguru at JNU | #3

Synopsis: My question is, I am a student activist. I get multiple opportunities to represent my organization on various platforms, specially in media. And in doing so, I garner immense recognition. But, when I interact with the same students and youths, among which I have that recognition, they expect me to practice humility overtly. So why, for a woman in politics specially,...

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... why am I expected to be apologetic about my success for the good work I’m doing?

Synopsis: My question is, I am a student activist. I get multiple opportunities...

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... to represent my organization on various platforms, specially in media. And in doing so, I garner immense recognition. But, when I interact with the same students and youths, among which I have that recognition, they expect me to practice humility overtly. So why, for a woman in politics specially, why am I expected to be apologetic about my success for the good work I’m doing?

April 23, 2021

3:43

How to remain neutral in political situations? | Sadhguru at JNU | #2

Synopsis: Sadhguru, the next question is, you know JNU is a very, politically, vibrant campus. And it is impossible, or impractical, to be apolitical on this campus. One way or the other, we are labelled to a particular ideology. Right, left, centre. I’ll give you an example. When I came to this campus, I did not get my hostel immediately so a student activist came to me, he...

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... told me to come to his room and I went to his room. When I went there, I saw that there are 7 students already living in his tiny room. So I refused to stay there and I stayed outside the campus. But there is a large section of MA and BA students who stay there. And since they are staying there, it is an obligation to participate in political activities and all. So, if they participate in a political activity, they are labelled to have a particular political ideology. Second example, whenever we give a particular opinion, maybe on campus issues, or national issues, or international issues, we are labelled to have a particular ideology. My question to you, Sadhguru, how can a student remain neutral or free thinking?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, the next question is, you know JNU is a very, politically,...

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... vibrant campus. And it is impossible, or impractical, to be apolitical on this campus. One way or the other, we are labelled to a particular ideology. Right, left, centre. I’ll give you an example. When I came to this campus, I did not get my hostel immediately so a student activist came to me, he told me to come to his room and I went to his room. When I went there, I saw that there are 7 students already living in his tiny room. So I refused to stay there and I stayed outside the campus. But there is a large section of MA and BA students who stay there. And since they are staying there, it is an obligation to participate in political activities and all. So, if they participate in a political activity, they are labelled to have a particular political ideology. Second example, whenever we give a particular opinion, maybe on campus issues, or national issues, or international issues, we are labelled to have a particular ideology. My question to you, Sadhguru, how can a student remain neutral or free thinking?

April 23, 2021

8:22

What is truth? | Sadhguru at JNU | #1

Synopsis: Sadhguru, so the first question is, when we introduce this youth and truth campaign to our students and scholars in JNU, the initial resistance was the very premises of youth and truth campaign. What truth per say is? And who qualifies you to answer all kinds of questions?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, so the first question is, when we introduce this youth and...

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... truth campaign to our students and scholars in JNU, the initial resistance was the very premises of youth and truth campaign. What truth per say is? And who qualifies you to answer all kinds of questions?

April 23, 2021

1:59

How do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #17

Synopsis: My question is that we often tend to attract patterns in our life. The pattern can be good or bad. It can be abusive relationships, it can be successes, it can be failures. So how do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one?

Synopsis: My question is that we often tend to attract patterns in our life. The...

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... pattern can be good or bad. It can be abusive relationships, it can be successes, it can be failures. So how do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one?

April 22, 2021

7:47

I don’t know where I am | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #16

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I would like to bow down with all my knowledge and all my ignorance and how much you mean to me. So my question is very simple. Whenever I go to watch a movie, I’m given a place and I can see the screen in front of me and the voice coming from somewhere and I understand where I am. But when it comes to my life, I don’t know where I see things,...

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... where I hear things. Every night when I go to sleep, I don’t know where I vanish, where I come back from. Something within me is seeing past all these experiences that I have in my life. Having seen it, I can’t figure out where I am. I can’t understand what’s happening. I can see everything, I can feel everything. Whenever my hands get burnt, I understand this feeling, but I don’t understand where it happens. Whenever I do my practices, I can’t figure out where I am Sadhguru.

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I would like to bow down with all my knowledge and...

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... all my ignorance and how much you mean to me. So my question is very simple. Whenever I go to watch a movie, I’m given a place and I can see the screen in front of me and the voice coming from somewhere and I understand where I am. But when it comes to my life, I don’t know where I see things, where I hear things. Every night when I go to sleep, I don’t know where I vanish, where I come back from. Something within me is seeing past all these experiences that I have in my life. Having seen it, I can’t figure out where I am. I can’t understand what’s happening. I can see everything, I can feel everything. Whenever my hands get burnt, I understand this feeling, but I don’t understand where it happens. Whenever I do my practices, I can’t figure out where I am Sadhguru.

April 22, 2021

5:31

Why are so many youngsters committing suicide? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #15

Synopsis: My last question is about our youth. Apparently the statistics say that every one hour, actually less than an hour, one person below 25 is committing suicide. Why is that? I mean there’s a time to die and you can utilize Mahasamadhi for that. But why die before 25?

Synopsis: My last question is about our youth. Apparently the statistics say that...

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... every one hour, actually less than an hour, one person below 25 is committing suicide. Why is that? I mean there’s a time to die and you can utilize Mahasamadhi for that. But why die before 25?

April 22, 2021

7:14

Why don’t we talk about death? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #14

Synopsis: I personally have read a lot of books about spirituality. And I’ve been following Swami Vivekanand from the age of 17. And I never really felt the need of a guru. Until I was faced with mortality. I lost a friend at the age of 25 and since then I just feel that everything that I’ve done in my life, or every situation I’ve been into, or I’ve walked into, I’ve...

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... always held my head very high and always been prepared for it, as much as I could. I just can’t wrap my head around it. And when I read your book, I didn’t instantly feel that I would be seeing this day. I felt okay, I’ve read Buddha, you’re one of those enlightened people. I wasn’t impressed. But then I read More Than A Life, and there was this mention of the yogi, Swami Nirmalananda, who waited for you all his life and apparently you were supposed to guide him to Mahasamadhi. Now Mahasamadhi is something that I’ve only heard of in stories and in myths. Where you willingly walk out of your body because you think that’s the best thing to do at that point of time. Now that seems too fantastic. And looking at how our society is, that euthanasia has been made legal now. And when your wife heard about the process, she showed extreme desire to adapt to that. And she acquired Mahasamadhi in the middle of thousands of people. It’s written elaborately in the book. And Swami Nirmalananda was opposed by the government, you know, he was not allowed to take Mahasamadhi. Apparently they were like, you can’t take Mahasamadhi. So don’t you think we as people, we have stopped to discuss death? Because shouldn’t we be prepared for that day? Since then I realized maybe you can help me. Someday, I’m not saying now, but someday. But when the time comes, don’t you think I should be ready for it? I should be dressed like this and be like, come, let’s go. Why is it pushed under the carpet? Why don’t we talk about death?

Synopsis: I personally have read a lot of books about spirituality. And I’ve...

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... been following Swami Vivekanand from the age of 17. And I never really felt the need of a guru. Until I was faced with mortality. I lost a friend at the age of 25 and since then I just feel that everything that I’ve done in my life, or every situation I’ve been into, or I’ve walked into, I’ve always held my head very high and always been prepared for it, as much as I could. I just can’t wrap my head around it. And when I read your book, I didn’t instantly feel that I would be seeing this day. I felt okay, I’ve read Buddha, you’re one of those enlightened people. I wasn’t impressed. But then I read More Than A Life, and there was this mention of the yogi, Swami Nirmalananda, who waited for you all his life and apparently you were supposed to guide him to Mahasamadhi. Now Mahasamadhi is something that I’ve only heard of in stories and in myths. Where you willingly walk out of your body because you think that’s the best thing to do at that point of time. Now that seems too fantastic. And looking at how our society is, that euthanasia has been made legal now. And when your wife heard about the process, she showed extreme desire to adapt to that. And she acquired Mahasamadhi in the middle of thousands of people. It’s written elaborately in the book. And Swami Nirmalananda was opposed by the government, you know, he was not allowed to take Mahasamadhi. Apparently they were like, you can’t take Mahasamadhi. So don’t you think we as people, we have stopped to discuss death? Because shouldn’t we be prepared for that day? Since then I realized maybe you can help me. Someday, I’m not saying now, but someday. But when the time comes, don’t you think I should be ready for it? I should be dressed like this and be like, come, let’s go. Why is it pushed under the carpet? Why don’t we talk about death?

April 22, 2021

24:26

Is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #13

Synopsis: Now my question is, do you think, like you said in the scheme of things, going round and round in this cosmos. Somebody like me, I sometimes feel the things that I want to do and the things that I feel for, is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others?

Synopsis: Now my question is, do you think, like you said in the scheme of things,...

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... going round and round in this cosmos. Somebody like me, I sometimes feel the things that I want to do and the things that I feel for, is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others?

April 22, 2021

1:32

Are we stuck in time? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #12

Synopsis: Einstein said that time doesn’t exist. But, somehow we’re stuck in it. And you say that space took a cyclic turn and that’s how we’re stuck in time. Is it only our bodies or our mind? What is it exactly like?

Synopsis: Einstein said that time doesn’t exist. But, somehow we’re stuck in...

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... it. And you say that space took a cyclic turn and that’s how we’re stuck in time. Is it only our bodies or our mind? What is it exactly like?

April 22, 2021

3:28

Are we operated by outside beings? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #11

Synopsis: So all the enlightened people. I’ve heard about many. Like you know, say Krishna, or Mohammed, or Ram, or Christ, Buddha. You know, all the enlightened people, who’ve been on this planet, there’s some sort of mention of their birth or death. But, when it comes to Shiva, like you say, and I’ve read, that he was self created. And, I often ask you this question,...

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... that did he disappear into thin air? And apparently, something like that happened. He couldn’t even have biological children with any of the women he was married to. There is a theory that Shiva is alien. There is this theory that everything that humans encounter, whether it’s an idea, it’s a thought, it’s anything. Anything that they encounter, it’s been transmitted into them through an outer space, an outer being. My favourite director, Christopher Nolan, made this film Interstellar, which is one of my favourite films. Where they are constantly referring to certain beings as ‘they’. They are communicating, they are talking to us, they are doing this, but they never really clarified who ‘they’ were. Were they aliens? Were they gods? Who were they? And, I’ve felt it. When any creative idea comes to me, it has absolutely no intellectual grounds where I can go back and track it down. It’s like mail dropped in my head. It seems like it’s from outside space. I know it’s a confession, but is it that we’re operated by outside beings? Is it that?

Synopsis: So all the enlightened people. I’ve heard about many. Like you know,...

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... say Krishna, or Mohammed, or Ram, or Christ, Buddha. You know, all the enlightened people, who’ve been on this planet, there’s some sort of mention of their birth or death. But, when it comes to Shiva, like you say, and I’ve read, that he was self created. And, I often ask you this question, that did he disappear into thin air? And apparently, something like that happened. He couldn’t even have biological children with any of the women he was married to. There is a theory that Shiva is alien. There is this theory that everything that humans encounter, whether it’s an idea, it’s a thought, it’s anything. Anything that they encounter, it’s been transmitted into them through an outer space, an outer being. My favourite director, Christopher Nolan, made this film Interstellar, which is one of my favourite films. Where they are constantly referring to certain beings as ‘they’. They are communicating, they are talking to us, they are doing this, but they never really clarified who ‘they’ were. Were they aliens? Were they gods? Who were they? And, I’ve felt it. When any creative idea comes to me, it has absolutely no intellectual grounds where I can go back and track it down. It’s like mail dropped in my head. It seems like it’s from outside space. I know it’s a confession, but is it that we’re operated by outside beings? Is it that?

April 22, 2021

14:00

Sadhguru, why are you obsessed with Adiyogi? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #10

Synopsis: We’ll move to your favourite topic. Now we move to Shiva. So Shiva is what I got from reading and doing my practices and spending time with you, Shiva is not somebody sitting up there and looking at us. Shiva is a dimension. It is, what they say in science, a black hole. Where nothing seems to be the origin of the universe. Where everything seems to be coming out of...

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... nothingness and swallowed into nothingness. That nothingness is Shiva. So anybody who accesses that dimension, if you access it you become Shiva. If I tap into that I can become Shiva. But, tell me, Adiyogi, the first yogi, was somebody who has access to that dimension. So why is it that you are obsessed with Adiyogi? Isn’t it like making it about the container and not the contained? Isn’t it like that? You only talk about Adiyogi. It’s like Adiyogi is the container.

Synopsis: We’ll move to your favourite topic. Now we move to Shiva. So Shiva...

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... is what I got from reading and doing my practices and spending time with you, Shiva is not somebody sitting up there and looking at us. Shiva is a dimension. It is, what they say in science, a black hole. Where nothing seems to be the origin of the universe. Where everything seems to be coming out of nothingness and swallowed into nothingness. That nothingness is Shiva. So anybody who accesses that dimension, if you access it you become Shiva. If I tap into that I can become Shiva. But, tell me, Adiyogi, the first yogi, was somebody who has access to that dimension. So why is it that you are obsessed with Adiyogi? Isn’t it like making it about the container and not the contained? Isn’t it like that? You only talk about Adiyogi. It’s like Adiyogi is the container.

April 22, 2021

9:27

What should be done about refugees? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #9

Synopsis: These days, the common discussion which is going on is about the refugees. And we being celebrities, we get these questions asked. And this is the most conflicting question ever. Because as a nation, being a part of this country, and knowing so many of us don’t even have access to food, education, electricity. Absorbing more people into our population clearly isn’t...

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... a good idea, but denying those people seems even worse. So again, where does spirituality come here? What part does it play? And what happens to inclusiveness when such a thing happens? I clearly know that this is the worst thing to do. Because they’re coming in millions and millions and millions where our own are starving. So it’s like saying that I let my own child die but I save the neighbour’s. So what sort of negotiation is that?

Synopsis: These days, the common discussion which is going on is about the refugees....

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... And we being celebrities, we get these questions asked. And this is the most conflicting question ever. Because as a nation, being a part of this country, and knowing so many of us don’t even have access to food, education, electricity. Absorbing more people into our population clearly isn’t a good idea, but denying those people seems even worse. So again, where does spirituality come here? What part does it play? And what happens to inclusiveness when such a thing happens? I clearly know that this is the worst thing to do. Because they’re coming in millions and millions and millions where our own are starving. So it’s like saying that I let my own child die but I save the neighbour’s. So what sort of negotiation is that?

April 22, 2021

6:52

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